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Blondie Goes Latin (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 27 February 1941 (USA)
Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

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Where there's a Bumstead...there's always trouble and fun!

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The eighth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

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When Blondie faints, Dagwood picks her up to carry her into her stateroom. The supposedly unconscious character can be seen holding/adjusting the hem of her dress as Dagwood tries to open the door. See more »

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Followed by Leave It to Blondie (1945) See more »

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Querida
Music and Lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
Played by Kirby Grant and Orchestra with Tito Guízar on guitar
Sung in Spanish by Tito Guízar
Reprised by Tito Guízar and Penny Singleton singing in English
Reprised again by Penny Singleton at the end
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Blondie Goes Latin was a wondrous musical version of the series
20 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the eighth in the Blondie movie series. In this one, the Bumsteads go on a cruise to South America with Mr. Dithers-mainly so the boss can rest. There's also a funny scene involving the mailman, the cab driver, shaving cream, and running. And another when-after it's established Dagwood has to come home to take care of business-the others think they're seeing him on the boat and, oh, watch the movie if you want to find out. Anyway, the whole thing is an excuse to showcase musical numbers of Kirby Grant, Ruth Terry, Tito Guizar, with Arthur Lake displaying his drum skills, Penny Singleton her singing and dancing prowess, and even the boy playing Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) warbling a little with Janet Burston who was also doing that in the M-G-M-produced-only Our Gang comedies during this time. In summary, Blondie Goes Latin was one of the most enjoyable of the series! P.S. By this time, Ms. Singleton had fallen in love and eventually married producer Robert Sparks so she might have influenced this change of pace! And the person credited with writing the original story is Quinn Martin-presumably the same one eventually responsible for producing "The Fugitive", "Cannon", "The Streets of San Francisco", and "Barnaby Jones".


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